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HIST:765 Canada-The History of Our Northern Neighbor06/20-06/20  

July 1, 2017 is the 150th Anniversary of Canada's Confederation. Spend an evening learning and sharing Canada's history from the First Nations, through the arrival of its Founding nations, France and Britain, to uniting as a country and taking its place as a middle power on the world stage. In this class, we will learn how Canada is our largest trading partner and why we share the world's longest undefended border. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60498
  • Meeting Dates= 06/20-06/20
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 205
  • Instructor= James Gallen
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
HIST:714 German Way of War06/22-06/22  

How did the German way of fighting wars develop from Frederick the Great to Hitler? In what crucial ways does it fail to adapt? This class will examine this by using several examples of campaigns the Germans fought as warfare itself evolved. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60490
  • Meeting Dates= 06/22-06/22
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= John Ketcherside
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
HIST:727 ISIS Part I06/08-06/08  

This radical organization has terrorized the Middle East and the world with its tactics, severe ideology and nearly mystical ability to conquer territory and recruit globally. What drives this group's quest to reestablish the caliphate? To what extent is it working? How is it being funded? Join us as we strive to understand the inner workings, objectives, material advantages and platform of the organization known as the Islamic State. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60495
  • Meeting Dates= 06/08-06/08
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= STLCC-South County 101
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  ISIS Part II07/13-07/13  

We have already unpacked the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham. We know its motives, practices, and objectives. The next phase of understanding ISIS will require an analysis of its impact on regional politics and alliances. If you have not yet taken the original ISIS course, do not fret. This course will begin with a recap of the most important elements of the self-styled Islamic State. It will incorporate such regional elements as Sunni-Shi'a rivalry, power politics, the Syrian civil war, and the state of modern Iraq. Please join us to place ISIS in regional context. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60497
  • Meeting Dates= 07/13-07/13
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= STLCC-South County 101
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
HIST:708 The Trail of Tears in Missouri07/18-07/18  

The U.S. Government forced the Cherokee to move from their settlements in the Southeastern United States to Oklahoma. The Cherokee were marched along four routes westward, three of which crossed Missouri. They suffered greatly as they crossed Missouri in the winter. Doug Schneider will talk about how the Cherokee lived in the Southeast, what they faced as they went westward, and what exists today in Missouri to mark their travel through the state. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60486
  • Meeting Dates= 07/18-07/18
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications South 104
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
HIST:706 Understanding the Opposition: Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army08/03-08/03  

The North Vietnamese Army (People's Army of Vietnam) and Viet Cong (National Liberation Front) were composed of different types of soldiers, each fighting a very different type of war. This class will examine how they adapted their fighting techniques to an ever evolving American enemy. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50. No senior discount.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60485
  • Meeting Dates= 08/03-08/03
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= John Ketcherside
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
HIST:714 Understanding the Opposition: WWII Germans07/27-07/27  

Who was on the other side of the hill in WWII? What were they like, and why were they fighting? Not all German soldiers were dedicated Nazis. This class will explore the character, motivations, techniques, and weapons of the German soldier in WWII. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60492
  • Meeting Dates= 07/27-07/27
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= John Ketcherside
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
HIST:710 World Powers in the New Millennium: Russia's Return07/17-07/17  

In March of 2000, a former KGB Colonel was elected President of the Federation of Russia. Since then, President Vladimir Putin has pursued his mission outlined in his manifesto to restore Russia to its former power and glory. This class will focus on Russia's return to the world stage since the millennium. Cost for adults 60 and over $16.00.

  • Registration Code= 201715 60489
  • Meeting Dates= 07/17-07/17
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 327
  • Instructor= Timothy Neckermann
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777